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Carbonite 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-004E

Description

The 220-pound (100-kilogram) Carbonite 2 satellite will test technologies to produce low-cost video imagery from orbit, and the mission was reportedly developed in partnership with the British military, according to Defense News.

Carbonite 2 will produce 3-foot (1-meter) class high-resolution imagery and high-definition videos of Earth. It follows the launch of Carbonite 1 in 2015, a spacecraft SSTL used as a proof-of-concept for video from orbit.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-01-12
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Kingdom)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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